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Lime Crescents

Enjoy these delicious lime flavored cookies that are perfect for a baked dessert idea.

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  • prep time 1 hr 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon lime juice
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons grated lime peel

Icing

1
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon grated lime peel

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 375°F). In medium bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the lime juice with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in flour, salt and 2 teaspoons lime peel.
  • 2 Shape dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls into crescent shapes, about 2 inches long. On ungreased cookie sheet, place crescents 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon lime peel with fork. Roll warm cookies in sugar mixture; place on wire rack. Roll in sugar again.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 375°F). In medium bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the lime juice with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in flour, salt and 2 teaspoons lime peel.
  • 2 Shape dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls into crescent shapes, about 2 inches long. On ungreased cookie sheet, place crescents 1 inch apart.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon lime peel with fork. Roll warm cookies in sugar mixture; place on wire rack. Roll in sugar again.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For orange-flavored crescents, substitute orange juice and orange peel for the lime juice and lime peel.

To ensure even baking, bake one sheet of cookies at a time and place the cookie sheet on the middle rack of your oven.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.